Econet Group keyboard_arrow_down


Buddie is Econet’s prepaid package! It’s the pay as you go plan that complements your life perfectly.

Joining the Buddie family has many benefits: you can top up on-the-go, buy bundles, register for services and so much more! There are exciting promotions  that will give you more value. You can also enjoy a growing list of Value Added Services  that will complement your Econet experience.

How to Get a Buddie SIM 

Visit your nearest Econet Shop with the following: 

  • $0,50
  • Copy of your national ID or passport
  • Completed registration form (Collect a form from your nearest Econet Shop)

Your Buddie SIM Pack Contains:

  • Buddie SIM card
  • 50 cents worth of FREE voice airtime, 5MB FREE data, 10 FREE SMS and 10 FREE MMS
  • PIN and PUK details (SIM Certificate)
  • Buddie brochure 
  • Buddie Declaration Form

That’s not all! On the 30th and 60th day after your line registration, you will receive 5MB of data and 10 MMS for FREE.

Getting Started with Your Buddie SIM 

  • How to load airtime -  There are several ways to recharge your Buddie SIM. Discover which way works for you here. You can buy a physical recharge card, top-up via EcoCash, ask a Buddie, buy airtime online and more! 
  • How to check your airtime balance -  Dial*125# or *121# 
  • How to access the data bundle menu - Dial *143#
  • How to check your data bundle balance - Dial *143#, select option 4